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Old 02-19-2006, 12:21 AM   #21
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Elberton got an Impala a couple years ago, and the cops still fight over who gets to drive the Impala.
They won't for long. One of the area counties went to luminas, then impalas, and now back to the CVPI. If you research the cop cars, they all are about the same in acceleration, braking, top speed, handling etc. The difference is in durability and room.

Room means a lot when it is your office. Get in an impala with an in car computer, cage, and center console, then a CVPI. The CVPI is spacious campared to a similarly outfitted impala.
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Fantastic88 they really use 04 Impala SS'* as chase car? Seriously that is sweet those L67'* do move well, and uhh did it look stock or did it have the light bar and grill guard. Sh*t glad I don't live in MN haha they all have Vic'* around here, and my Bonneville blows all of em off!
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Huh, I was pretty sure the L36 was quicker than the Crown Vic. I'll have to test that theory (not literally).

I wasn't talking about a L67 for the cop car, I was talking about L36s.

***^, I didn't think throughoutly before I posted.
i actually DID test that theory once, and no i wasnt running from a cop, i was seeing if i could keep up with , luckily he didnt have rear facing radar or i probably wouldnt have a license today.....in hindsight probably one of the stupidest things ive ever done...

i once saw a GP GT give the cops quite a run for their money on Wildest Police Videos.

also lets remember that most NAed 3800s are governed at around 110, which most cops are going to want to be able to go faster than that...and custom PCMs on every squad car? not happenin.
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Huh, I was pretty sure the L36 was quicker than the Crown Vic. I'll have to test that theory (not literally).

I wasn't talking about a L67 for the cop car, I was talking about L36s.

***^, I didn't think throughoutly before I posted.


i actually DID test that theory once, and no i wasnt running from a cop, i was seeing if i could keep up with , luckily he didnt have rear facing radar or i probably wouldnt have a license today.....in hindsight probably one of the stupidest things ive ever done...

i once saw a GP GT give the cops quite a run for their money on Wildest Police Videos.

also lets remember that most NAed 3800s are governed at around 110, which most cops are going to want to be able to go faster than that...and custom PCMs on every squad car? not happenin.
Actually, a wonderful thing that you brought up. I do remember seeing that GP GT, there was a crazy woman driving that. I also recall a Bonneville running away from the police on that show too, I think it was white. The cops couldn't keep up because of its acceleration. Well, the white curse attacked and the Bonne crashed. I DO NOT CONDONE running away from the cops.
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One of the other things I forgot to mention is that the Crown Vic has a pretty large back seat and door, which makes it easier to get people in and out.
Being a big guy and been in too many cop cars to remember, an Intrepid has more room in the back seat then a Crown Vic. And nothing had more room then a Caprice Classic! Except the Tahoe, very roomy
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dude they have impalas here l36 powered cars. My friend has a used police interceptor impala. He says its specially tuned l36 or something
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In town around where I live in MI they use Impalas. On the freeway its still crown vics, but I guess they like the Impalas for around town better or something? Not quite sure but I can imagine that the gas mileage difference (would be noticable around town for sure) and winter driving might have made up their mind. I'm not sure. I do know that the Police Impalas are governed at 118. They also have the 3.08 gearing, not 3.29 like L36'* usually do, nor 3.33'* like was said earlier. Really the only major drivetrain changes are the 3.08 gears and a power steering cooler. I looked up what the Impala police package included and thats about all it was. Which is why in the end a normal L36 w-body will walk on police Impalas all day long, due to the impalas having taller gearing and a lot more weight with all the police equipment. But it doesn't matter if you can outrun them because the piggy just gets on his radio and you're caught anyways.

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